As an agile, innovation-driven company, we are dependent upon the experience and know-how of its specialised and skilled staff. Against the background of demographic change and the increasing shortage of skilled staff, we are fully committed to training and education and to the importance of knowledge transfer between the generations.
Alongside the practical training within the company, close cooperation with vocational training colleges plays a very important role. With the aim of bringing theory and practice even closer together, this year's workshop for vocational teaching staff focused on the use of standard mould units in mould and tool manufacture. The workshop took place in HASCO's learning centre.
Axel Fehling, HASCO area sales manager for Germany West, and the organisers of the workshop gave a particularly positive assessment of the event: "We are of course delighted that more than ?? vocational teachers took up our invitation to spend a day here taking part in interesting discussions with the other participants. After all, we can only achieve optimum training conditions that are oriented to the needs of the young people and the market if we work together."
At the beginning of the event, Steffi Volkenrath from the Plastics Institute in Lüdenscheid presented the training cooperation project "Toolmakers' Talents" (TomaTa) initiated by the KIMW, in which HASCO and a number of other well-known companies from the industry are actively involved. Next on the agenda were HASCO topics such as the latest technologies in mould and tool construction and the suitable choice of steel for injection moulding tools. Bernd Windisch from Hertwig Härtetechnik GmbH then talked about the heat treatment of steel in practice.
Things hotted up for the vocational teaching staff in the afternoon when they were put into teams and given the task of solving a practical design assignment. Andreas Wünsch, responsible for industrial training at HASCO, said: "The vocational colleges work at a really good level. We are all on the same wavelength and complement and support each other perfectly." At the end of the intensive workshop, there was praise from all sides and many of the visitors took the opportunity to take a tour of the plant.